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Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma; cancer of the lining of the abdominal caviety.

Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: clinical aspects, and therapeutic perspectives.

Annals of Gastroenterology 2018 Nov-Dec [Link] Boussios S, Moschetta M, Karathanasi A, Tsiouris AK, Kanellos FS, Tatsi K, Katsanos KH, Christodoulou DK Abstract Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease with a wide clinical spectrum. It arises from the peritoneal lining and commonly presents with diffuse, extensive spread throughout the abdomen and, more rarely, […]

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Transglutaminase is a mesothelioma cancer stem cell survival protein that is required for tumor formation.

Oncotarget 2018 October 2 [Link] Adhikary G, Grun D, Alexander HR, Friedberg JS, Xu W, Keillor JW, Kandasamy S, Eckert RL Abstract Mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the mesothelial cell layer of the pleura, peritoneum, pericardium and tunica vaginalis. It is typically caused by asbestos, notoriously resistant to chemotherapy and generally considered incurable with […]

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Postoperative Complications Independently Predict Cancer-Related Survival in Peritoneal Malignancies.

Annals of Surgical Oncology 2018 October 9 [Link] Choudry MHA, Shuai Y, Jones HL, Pai RK, Pingpank JF, Ahrendt SS, Holtzman MP, Zeh HJ, Bartlett DL Abstract BACKGROUND: The authors hypothesized that postoperative complications after cytoreductive surgery-hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion (CRS-HIPEC) have a negative impact on perioperative and oncologic outcomes and that the novel Comprehensive Comorbidity […]

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International Analysis of Age-Specific Mortality Rates From Mesothelioma on the Basis of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision.

Journal of Global Oncology 2018 September [Link] Boffetta P, Malvezzi M, Pira E, Negri E, La Vecchia C Abstract Past analyses of mortality data from mesothelioma relied on unspecific codes, such as pleural neoplasms. We calculated temporal trends in age-specific mortality rates in Canada, the United States, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, the […]

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Well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma of the peritoneum is genetically defined by mutually exclusive mutations in TRAF7 and CDC42.

Modern Pathology 2018 August 31 [Link] Stevers M, Rabban JT, Garg K, Van Ziffle J, Onodera C, Grenert JP, Yeh I, Bastian BC, Zaloudek C, S Abstract Well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma is an uncommon mesothelial neoplasm that most frequently arises in the peritoneal cavity of women of reproductive age. Whereas malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive tumor […]

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Benign Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma in a Male Patient with Previous Wilms’ Tumor: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Case Reports in Surgery 2018 August 1 [Link] Canu GL, Medas F, Columbano G, Gordini L, Saba L, Erdas E, Calò PG Abstract Benign multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma (BMPM) is a rare condition, more common in females of reproductive age, which arises from the peritoneal mesothelium. A 33-year-old male presented to our unit with abdominal pain […]

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Ancillary studies in pleural, pericardial, and peritoneal effusion cytology.

Cancer Cytopathology 2018 August [Link] Sundling KE, Cibas ES Abstract Pleural, pericardial, and peritoneal effusion specimens present diagnostic challenges and clinical opportunities for cytology. For the patient, these specimens may be the first diagnosis of malignancy or the first sign of disease recurrence. This review aims to provide useful approaches with which to resolve key […]

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Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma in an Infant With Familial ATM Mutations.

Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 2018 August 17 [Link] Mijalovsky A, Halperin D, Perez Y, Zafarov B, Shaco-Levy R, Kapelushnik J, Flusser H, Birk OS Abstract Ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T), an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by progressive neurological dysfunction, oculocutaneous telangiectasia, immunodeficiency, and cancer susceptibility, is caused by mutations in the ATM gene. A previous study of 4 […]

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First case report of malignant peritoneal mesothelioma and oral verrucous carcinoma in a patient with a germline PTEN mutation: a combination of extremely rare diseases with probable further implications.

BMC Medical Genetics 2018 August 15 [Link] Löffler MW, Steinhilber J, Hilke FJ, Haen SP, Bösmüller H, Montes-Mojarro IA, Bonzheim I, Stäbler A, Faust U, Grasshoff U, Königsrainer I, Rammensee HG, Kanz L, Königsrainer A, Beckert S, Riess O, Schroeder C Abstract BACKGROUND: The PTEN-hamartoma-tumor-syndrome (PHTS) is caused by germline mutations in Phosphatase and Tensin […]

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Dose-Dependent Effect of Red Blood Cells Transfusion on Perioperative and Long-Term Outcomes in Peritoneal Surface Malignancies Treated with Cytoreduction and HIPEC.

Annals of Surgical Oncology 2018 July 26 [Link] Nizri E, Kusamura S, Fallabrino G, Guaglio M, Baratti D, Deraco M Abstract BACKGROUND: Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) are associated with increased red blood cell transfusion (RBT) demand. Although the deleterious effects of RBT are documented in various settings, its effect in this […]

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